Brett Berkley, P.W.S.
Brett has over 20 years experience in ecosystem restoration design and implementation; threatened & endangered (TE) species ecology; habitat conservation/restoration and protection; vernal habitat ecology, restoration and protection; sustainable land use and redevelopment; storm water management and water quality. He’s dedicated much of his career to restoring and protecting scarce urban natural resources applying his personal and professional passion for rare species and their vital habitats.
Prior to joining us, Brett held positions with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, the New York City Parks Department Natural Resources Group and various private consulting firms. During his time with the City of New York and State of Massachusetts his areas of responsibility included rare species ecology and protection, regulatory compliance, ecological site assessment and wetland/habitat restoration design and implementation. Brett also held positions with prominent New Jersey and Massachusetts-based regional consulting firms extending his project-based experience from Florida to Massachusetts. This experience included directing the ecological division of a regional New Jersey-based firm and administering a three-year contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District that focused on regional ecosystem restoration projects and included the Marsh Islands Restoration Project in Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn, New York. He’s designed and implemented dozens of ecosystem restoration projects including thousands of acres of wetlands, forests, streams and wildlife habitat. Many of these projects were located in the urban core including several large-scale ecological restorations in the Hudson Raritan Estuary of both New Jersey and New York.
In his role, he’s responsible for the identification, design, approval, implementation, marketing, and sales of ecological asset development projects. He also leads our highly specialized in-house ecological and sustainable land use advisory services practice.
Brett received his B.A. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Ecology from Boston University, his M.S. in Wetland Science from the University of Massachusetts, and his certification as a Professional Wetland Scientist from the Society of Wetland Scientists in 1999. He is based in our Maryland office.